If you’re vegan or a lover of all things organic, Bali is your haven. From vibrant gypsy style cafes serving luscious raw chocolates, to Bistros with imitation meat and Lasagna that taste so real, even the most devoted meat-eaters, won’t spot the difference. Bali has become a paradise for those seeking ultimate health and a cleaner, healthier way of enjoying food.
It boasts a large and extensive selection of organic health foods and has something for everyone. This is our list of the top places in Bali to get your veggie fix or treat yourself, absolutely guilt free!
1. Zula Vegetarian Paradise, Seminyak
The sister of Down to Earth Cafe, this sweet little restaurant is a great intimate escape from the crowded Seminyak scene. An oasis for vegans and vegetarian alike, the menu is bursting with various wholesome health food creations and, like all good cafes it always takes a while to pick what you want (because everything looks so good!).
As you enter the restaurant a burst of spice aromas engulf the nose. The earthy warm, washed tone of the walls, paired with the vibrant pillows and wooden chairs, feel like an instant invitation to relax and slow down your pace. You feel as though you’re entering the home of a longtime friend and about to share a hot cooked meal together. Comfortable is the word that best describes this café; it has great vibes and a homey feel about it.
Zula puts a lot of effort into the presentation of the food and those with an artistic eye and appreciation for attention to detail will be pleased. They serve smoothies and cold juices in adorable gypsy style glass jars, beautifully rich in color and absolutely divine in taste.You can really taste the quality of the ingredients.
2. Soma, Ubud
A cute raw vegan café for the Eco driven food enthusiast and avid vegan. It attracts the young and hip and is a favorite among Ubud’s locals.
The food is of very high quality, clean and fresh. They offer vibrant health juices (try the “antioxidant blast) and amazing raw chocolates and vegan desserts. The Live Pad Thai and the raw pizza are hits here and both absolutely loaded with healthy vegan and salad. It should be noted though, that portions sizes are a little smaller than average (they make up for it in taste).
Very gregarious staff with happy faces, always ready to help. If you enjoy a friendly chat and uplifting vibes, this is your place!
There are comfy bean bags to lounge on and the room although small, is very tranquil. Soma continues to offer amazing, down to earth hospitality and unique vegan cuisine, despite the heavy competition in the Ubud area. If you’re passing by, make sure to check them out.
Address: Jl. Dewisita, Kec. Gianyar, Kab. Gianyar, Bali 80515, Indonesia
Facebook: Soma Cafe Ubud
3. Yellow Flower Cafe, Ubud
The Yellow Flower Café makes you feel like you’ve entered another world. It’s like you’ve suddenly woken up and found yourself dining in a mystical and enchanting jungle.
An Indonesian alternative organic cafe for those bored with western food and keen to dig into Balinese culture. Although not all the meals are vegetarian, everything is organic and a whole lot of tender love goes into the meals, and you can really taste it.
They have great juice and smoothies (try Papaya or Pineapple) and tasty wheat free pancakes. And keeping up with the raw food trend in Ubud, they bake mouthwatering raw desserts.
Get your hands dirty with some raw chocolates (listed as choc fruits on the menu), or calm down with a hot Latte. They offer a bargain buffet on Sundays for 65,000.
4. Green Ginger Noodle House – Canggu
Don’t be misled by how small the place is because the green Ginger Noodle House is exceptionally good and perfectly styled. Cozy and simple, they offer raw healthy soul food, lots of succulent fresh greens and vegetables and lots of variety in their menu. Portions are big and satisfying. Popular for its well brewed hot chai, crunchy corn fritters and veg friendly tofu larb.
Service is great here and the staffs are friendly. The atmosphere is eclectic and they have well decorated, vintage sheik designed seating in their cute courtyard. It is the ultimate place to enjoy some of their delicious mains and take in the beautiful view. Under the same ownership as The Elephant in Ubud, The Green Ginger Noodle House is an absolute gem.
Address: Jl Raya Pantai Berawa, Pelambingan, Bali, Indonesia
5. Earth Cafe, Seminyak
Under the same ownership as Zula Vegetarian Paradise and Down To Earth, this raw vegetarian restaurant is defiantly no exception in quality and boasts one of the largest health food grocery shops in Bali.
Shaped like a hut, this cute wooden paradise is a gem to all health conscious eaters. They have a fridge stocked full with one hundred percent organic vegetables, a fantastic collection of health and holistic healing books for sale and cute yoga and gypsy style clothing adorn the walls. The restaurant is large and spacy. The tables are laden with comfy cushions and the sunshine shines brightly into the restaurant. It has Amazing Ambience, Earth Café have certaintly done a great job creating atmosphere.
Their juices are fresh and vibrant, served in cute mason jars and leave you feeling uplifted and energized. You can select your own contents for the Salads and the dressings are delicious. From falafal wraps to scrambled tofu with organic sweet potatoes to Seitan Schnitzels, when it comes to fine food, this Café doesn’t miss a beat.Address: Jalan Laksamana No. 99, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia